With the indulgences of Christmas just around the corner I wanted to share some healthy recipes with you from one of my favourite blogs. It’s called Mark’s Daily Apple and has some amazing information and also recipes. The below spice balls are a good source of healthy fats and are sugar free (except for the vanilla essence, see alternative option) and they taste delicious!
I made these tasty spice balls yesterday and toyed around with the ingredients a little which seemed to work quite well. I am going to give these as Christmas gifts as well as take them along to be served after our Christmas lunch.
Holiday Spice Balls
Servings: 12 balls
These Holiday Spice Balls are similar to Cocoa and Coconut Snacks, but the addition of cinnamon and cardamom are perfect for autumn. Using pumpkin pie spice, if you have it on hand, would be very autumnal as well.
- 2 cups walnuts
- 4-6 dates
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract – you can substitute raw vanilla here & add coconut oil for “stickiness”.
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Process everything in the food process until it comes together in a sticky paste-like consistency.
Form into balls and refrigerate.